Your FBA is a Fantasy: Creating Trauma-Informed, Brain-Based, Skill-Focused FBA's & Behavior Support Plans That Improve Emotional, Behavioral and Academic Functioning, and Build Resilience!!
November 13, 2020
Friday 11/13/20 - 8:30am - 4:30pm PST (11:30am - 7:30pm EST)
Training will occur via Zoom platform. Once registered through this site, participants will receive an invitation to complete a Zoom registration at least 3 days prior to the start of training. This Zoom registration will have no cost, but will provide each participant with a unique link to join the virtual training on October 15, at 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST.
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---------- TRAINING DESCRIPTION:
Frequent breaks will be provided.
- Certificates will be given for 7 CEU's/PDU's to all attendees
Innovative and trauma-informed, a skills-based, neurobiologically grounded lens views challenging behavior as a result of delay or disruption of development of autonomic nervous system functioning as well as crucial cognitive (thinking) skills necessary to handle the demands of everyday life. Experiences of trauma are highly likely to cause impacts in both of these areas.
Unlike traditional approaches to FBAs/BSPs that focus on identifying what a child may be trying to get or avoid, This approach digs deeper, assessing impact on the nervous system, as well as on underlying neurocognitive skills needed for behaving in adaptive ways when triggers or expectations are encountered in the environment that the child is unable to handle. A growing body of research supports the fact that, it is by working to repattern the nervous system to establish a new baseline or set point, along with building these lagging neurocognitive skills that we can develop more adaptive behavior in children who struggle to self-regulate and handle the everyday demands of life as a result of trauma (or other neurological impacts).
Supporting this view, the pediatric neuroscience research of Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy, the HeartMath Institute and others demonstrate that attempts to change behavior exclusively through cognitive approaches such as behavioral therapies, social skills lessons, anger management lessons, replacement behaviors, etc. fail to honor the brain's need to first Regulate, then Relate, and then Reason. Approaches that aim straight for the prefrontal cortex fail to understand how trauma may have impacted the stress response system; as a result, adults use too large a dose of intervention (long sessions/lessons that don't provide adequate dosing and spacing), and attempt to ignore the influence that the lower parts of the brain and the mid-brain (fight, flight or freeze response centers) have on a child's behavior.
Through a more empathetic and accurate understanding of what is getting in a child's way, and the application of not only what pediatric neuroscience tells us, but what the latest in resilience and physiological coherence research is telling us about what a nervous system and brain needs in order to re-pattern the stress response system and build new neural pathways for skills, we are better able to intervene with FBA's/BSP's to support children who have experienced trauma through a collaborative process of teaching skills and solving problems in ways that their brain can accept. And when adults know better, we can do better. We CAN do better for kids with trauma and challenging behavior!!
What will I learn?
-- Strategies for looking deeper, beyond what a child is trying to get or avoid, to assess the underlying skills that need to be built
-- Comparisons of how brain-based, skill-focused FBAs & BSPs more effectively address the needs of children who have experienced trauma than traditional models
-- Processes to assess and plan proactive regulation as part of a plan to help a child become more accessible for intervention
-- Strategies for intervention components of the FBA and BSP to ensure that the brain can tolerate and grow from the experience
-- Application of how to take the information learned and create successful and effective Behavior Support Plans capable of building durable, long-term resilience
This workshop-style training is intended for educators, parents, mental health clinicians, and community partners.
Participants will experience a combination of didactic instruction, visuals, and examples, followed by hands-on creation of an FBA and BSP for a child that you live or work with.
This is an opportunity to not only learn about this model, but to network with others who desire to promote a compassionate and neuro-developmentally supportive approach.
Rick Bowman, M.A., Clinical Psychology is a Certified Trauma Practitioner - Clinical (CTP-C®), a Certified HeartMath and "The Resilience Advantage" Trainer, a Think:Kids Certified Collaborative Problem Solving Trainer, and holds an Oregon K-12 Administrative license. His training and consultation background has included mental health and human service agencies, non-profits, and corporations, as well as speaking/consulting internationally in Russia, Cuba, and Jamaica.
Rick has been employed as a Clinical Psychologist, Community College Professor, Assistant Principal, Alternative School Director, Student Services Director, and non-profit Assistant Executive Director. His recent implementations of CPS have been:
-- With children in a non-profit alternative middle school and high school setting in the David Douglas School District in Southeast Portland where students face significant barriers to their social, emotional and educational progress such as homelessness, severe poverty, drug & gang involvement, and disengagement from school.
-- With teens in a Long Term Care and Treatment school for students in Level 5 residential foster care who have experienced significant trauma.
Doris Bowman, M.S.Ed. is a Certified Trauma Practitioner of Education® (CTP-E), a Certified Trauma Practitioner - Clinical (CTP-C®), a Certified HeartMath and "The Resilience Advantage" Trainer, a certified special educator and certified administrator in the state of Oregon. She is a Think:Kids Certified CPS Trainer, and a Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach®. She has co-authored Going to Bed is Easy Now, and Going to School is Easy Now, the first two in a series of childrens' books designed to support children with challenging behavior (www.easynowbooks.com). She has a broad background in special education and behavior consultation with over 20 years experience working with and supporting children with challenging behaviors and their families.
- Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance (midnight October 8th) for full refund.
- Substitution may be made for someone from the same agency to take the place of another on a registration.
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